Bear Republic Brewing Company® Releases Apex™ IPA Seasonal

30 June 2016

imageFrom Bear Republic:

Sonoma County, CA (June 30, 2016)—Now that summer has officially begun, sit back, relax, and enjoy Bear Republic’s summer seasonal offering, Apex. Over the last few years, this IPA (India Pale Ale) has become one of the most sought after beers, earning its place in the Bear Republic lineup.

Apex will make its annual return in 22oz. bottles and on draft at select retailers, bars, and restaurants where Bear Republic beer is sold, beginning in July. It will be available, locally, at the Healdsburg brewpub starting Friday, July 1.

RGN-headshot_2015“Apex is a beer that is always changing. What’s great about this beer is, every year the hop profile fluctuates a little, based on new hops & offerings available to us,” said Bear Republic Brewmaster/COO, Richard “Ricardo” Norgrove.

This year’s release highlights hop varieties, Ella and Azacca, giving it a very enjoyable floral, tropical, and citrusy aroma.

Norgrove continued, “Focusing on different hops each year is really what makes this beer so awesome to brew, and also to drink. It’s what makes it a Special IPA. I hope our fans enjoy this journey, along with me.”

About the Beer:

Notable Awards: Apex is a silver medal winner at the 2006 Great American Beer Festival® (GABF) in the American-Style India Pale Ale Category.

Beer Description: Apex: The highest point, the culmination or climax. In racing, the apex of the turn is approached differently as conditions dictate, but always with a forward looking mindset. We reserve the right to move forward, to advance the style to the next Apex.

Availability: Limited 22oz. bottles and draft

Hops: Cascade, Columbus, Centennial, Chinook, El Dorado, Azacca, Ella

ABV: 8.25% –  IBUs: 100+ –  Color: Light Copper  –  American IPA


Tasting Notes:

Pairing Suggestions: Wings, Burgers, Spicy Dishes, Savory Dishes, Beef, Poultry, and Pork Dishes, Hard Cheeses, Aged Cheeses, and Sheep’s Milk

Overall: Aggressively hopped with varieties from the Pacific Northwest and Australia, this beer reflects what the brewers believe to be the Apex of IPA. The modifications to this year’s version include aroma hops Ella and Azacca. This beer is the culmination of years of brewing and drinking hop-forward IPAs.

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